Originally built by Viana and Kobus van der Walt, the 745i is powered by an M88 3,6-litre version of BMW’s straight-6 engine as used in the BMW M1 sports car. The twin-cam 24-valve motor produces 262 kW at the wheels. Peak RPM is at 7 200 while the gearbox is a Getrag close-ratio five-speed with a dog-leg first. Together with upgraded brakes and suspension, the 745i stands out as a prime example of successful race car innovation that South Africa has produced over many years.
The car currently takes part in selected racing events locally but hopes for an invite to the Goodwood International Hill Climb where it can receive the recognition it deserves as the only 7 Series race car in the world! Proudly South African!